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the mass murders at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut, we have been looking at new information on gun sales year in maryland. barry simms as the latest numbers, and there is a noticeable increase? >> we have contacted maryland state police on the purchase of gun applications and it does appear that those numbers are on the rice. the bushmaster rifle that adam lanza used in the newtown, connecticut killings was legally owned by his mother. he shot her four times in the head before going to sandy hook elementary school and killing 20 children and six female educators. calls for increased school safety, and at the same time, gun sales are on the increase. in november, there were more than 7200 gun purchase applications filed peeping >> we are projecting that we're looking at over 8200 barack applications being processed. >> more than 46,000 applications were processed. at the end of 2012, state police project 62,000 applications will be handled. state troopers will not speculate on why. some reasons are apparent -- the holiday season, some lawmakers proposing changes to gun laws.
it was hurricane sandy, the need to spend on the home; whether it was the tragedy in connecticut, and took away the feel-good factor-- it was a confluence of events that led to a "should have been better" holiday season. >> reporter: a big part of the problem was in the densely populated northeast, where more than a fifth of country's retail sales take place. holiday spending priorities shifted after hurricane sandy as homeowners focused more on repairs than on gifts. also dragging down sales was uncertainty about the so-called fiscal cliff, tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect next year. if lawmakers don't reach a deal to avoid it, consumers could see higher taxes eating into their paychecks. even online sales suffered. compared to past years of double-digit growth, this year, online holiday sales rose only about 8%, compared to nearly 16% last year. overall, holiday spending accounts for up to 30% of retailers' annual sales, so the disappointing season is a concern for an economy struggling to recover. >> consumers need to have more confidence. consumers need to feel that their jobs
approved for victims of hurricane sandy pass 62-32 in the senate. its fate in the senate -- in the house remains uncertain. republicans have criticized the bill for including projects they say are unrelated to hurricane sandy, such as $150 million for fisheries disasters. coming up, it is a clear night but things will be changing soon. the "storm watch forecast. plus what this unsuspecting virginia woman got instead of an ipad. >> new at 11:00, same-sex couples in maryland are counting down the hours to the new year, when they will legally be allowed to marry. we talked to a silver spring couple about their plans and why the law means so much to them. >> days away from the data have been waiting for since they met. -- the day they have been waiting for since they met. they will be one of the first couple's to wed with me same-sex marriage law takes effect new year's day. the couple will be on the eastern shore to exchange bows. >> we, were part of a pioneer of movement, just like the suffragettes. >> they will be wearing matching, tuxedos, nicely pressed. in the top things off with a man
. flood warnings recovering from sandy. northeast into the new england could exceed 1 foot to as much as a foot and a half in some places. still some snow in the intermountain west, too as you go toward colorado and utah and extending to nevada and showers out along the west coast. by far and large the big storm is going out across the northeastern part of the country. tomorrow, another wave of cold moving into the northern plains, 18 to 21 degrees temperatures from billings to minneapolis and we are going to be talking about temperatures even chilling down to the 40s in atlanta tomorrow. generally 50s, 40s and some 50-degree temperatures along the eastern seaboard. that's the latest on that. harris? >> harris: nick, thank you, we will come back as the news warrants if we need to. this winter storm forcing airlines to delay or cancel thousands of flights. let's taker a look at the current situation at some east coast airports. the web site shows carriers have cancelled at least 1100 flights today alone. all of this happening right smack in the busiest travel season of the year and one
that people are talking about this morning. here's jessica. >> thank you . >>> the sandy hook elementary shootings have pushed debate over gun control to the forefront of the nation's consciousness. the latest from washington. >> hundreds of protestors marched across the brooklyn bridge asking for new gun control laws. as there were demonstrations outside a gun shop outside washington dc. >> to allow these kind of gun that is have no other murder than to murder, slaughter innocent people and children is insane. >> fear of new gun control laws has made the weapons one of the hottest selling items this christmas. >> definitely stock up and buy things i can't get in the future. 2 weeks ago you could have bought one gun for $1,400 and now it's $2,500. >> the debate over gun control is just as heated here on capitol hill. the nra says it will fight any new restrictions. >> what every mom and dad want when they drop their kid off at school in january is if we have a police officer in that school. >> the reaction to that plan was mixed among the parents we spoke with. >> i think any effort to p
for a different approach. >> what he has done is sandy. he wants a wife and he's been marketing himself with a sign around his neck. it reads wanted -- a wife goes on to read no, not someone else's wife you idiot. one for myself. sandy has been married and divorced three times but he cheesinesses turning 40, and -- says since turning 40 and getting a little older he's changed his ways and he wants somebody with whom he can spend the rest of his life. but there are some nonane negotiables. >> my life was built around books. my oldage it's a perfect place for an old man. >> so sandy says he's going to make one exception. he'll consider a woman in her 40s and 50s if she's really interested in him and smoking hot. >> going on number four. mike? are you going to hang a sign? >> i think i'm getting ideas? >> you looking for a wife. i think i have an idea going here. >> got to go to new york now. back in half an hour. [ captions by: caption colorado, llc 800-775-7838 email: comments@captioncolorado.com ] i've been taking a multivitamin for years. centrum silver. both of us actually. our pharma
, and then have slowly been settling down and that was mostly because of superstorm sandy. so today with the level at this more palatable sort of level at 350,000 the big question is will today be just a blip or will this be the beginning of a trend, and that's what you really want to see. you want to see the level of layoffs continuing to at least stay the same and obviously you want to see them come down but at the same time you also want to see hiring happening and that's where that government jobs report that we focus on once a month, that's where that comes into play. we're going to get the next one next week, that government jobs report and the big worry, carol, that's hanging over all of this is the fiscal cliff. although we're still in the middle of wondering what congress is going to do about it, companies are already holding back hiring so that is clearly impacting the jobs market but the good news once again is the layoffs are slowing, down 12,000 to 350,000 last week. carol? >> thank you very much, washington. alison kosik thank you so much. >>> growing outrage over the decision of a n
staffers at sandy hook elementary school. since the tragedy the town's police officers have worked around the clock. there have been so many funerals and grieving families to assist. yesterday they got a much needed break. officers from police departments across the state stepped in so the first responders could have a day off. the last of the funerals were held over the weekend. three little girls who had barely begun their lives. we were them tonight. >> ana marquez green loved picture problems, arts and crafts and ballet and loved people fiercely. she was known for her singing voice bigger than her size. ♪ come though all mighty king >> reporter: just six years old, ana grew up with music in her ears and her love of singing was evident before she could talk. her father is a musician and college music instructor. his 2009 album features a song he wrote about her entitled "ana grace." her mode of transportation was dance. she leaves behind her parents and brother isaiah, also a student at sandy hook elementary. he was unharmed. on a facebook page set up by her family she write's know t
sandy hook, from all manners from teddy bears to cash, and i think this is part of it. i think that people want to feel safe. >> for porter, a gun locked safely in his home ended up in the hands of his foster child, who handed it to a gay member. >> -- gang member. >> if they did something with that gun, it falls back on me. i am 53 years old without a criminal record. >> the police said that as out even legal guns can pose a danger. >> i don't know that we can disarm every bad guy but we are taking away the possibility taking away the chance for a bad guy to get another gun. >> porter says he got lucky. >> i got it back. it is getting this right now. >> now he has more cash in his pocket. >> thank you. >> gun buybacks can be pricey. for now, private donations are available, but as the memory of many wonder if people continue to confront issues surrounding firearms in their communities. >> it is not everyday that you hear about a snow plow being stolen, but that is what happened in massachusetts. >> a snow plow was stolen driven away, later returned. massachusetts police are in
a quarter of what was expected. superstorm sandy - along with the looming fiscal cliff are being partially blamed for the decline. >> vicki: if you got a new gadget this year that will replace an old one you may be wondering what to do with that old phone or tablet. recycle it or sell it kron 4's tech reporter gabe slate shows you how to get top dollar for your used gadgets or how to properly and safely help the environment by recycling your old device. >> the quicker you or sell your old, used a device the more money will get for it. new products are constantly being released and your used devices will not last long. every month you wait the less valuable if is. priceonomics.com tiepin what you are selling and they will keep you a price range. there are a ton of catches out there, but it can be intimidating online. however, there are three that i would recommend they are legitimate. you can occurred just as much as it selling it privately. cash for cell phones and glyde.com and gazelle .com and they will tell you with a free shipping label to print out and mail in your to become. they wi
through new year's. >> a hospital is set to reopen today after it was forced to close because of sandy. 300 had to be evacuated from the medical center at the time of the storm. the hospital received $150 million in federal aid. some outpatient services have already been back in operation since last month. >>> and a vigil was held for two new york firefighters shot to death on monday night. dozens of people turned out in the community of webster new york. they braved frigid temperatures to take part in the memorial. the suspect set his house on fire and then started shooting at random before killing himself. two others were hurt and are still in the hospital. >>> former president george hw bush is in guarded condition at the hospital this morning in houston. a family spokesman said the 88- year-old is a alert, he is talking with medical staff and he is surrounded by his family. he was moved to the intensive care unit on sun and has been in the hospital since late last month. >> it'll put you in the icu because things are going well. we are hoping that the medicines and treatments can
. but this idea that retail is soft, was it the fiscal cliff? was it sandy? was it some sentiment that came out of the newtown tragedy? it's hard to say. >> but it may be a combination of all of those. we got a sense from the guests we brought on earlier this week, on monday, that it was not a great holiday selling season, as we ended the last day before christmas. and all those may be the reasons, carl. i'm positive i didn't think people really understood the fiscal cliff. i may have been wrong. perhaps it was something that weighed on people's minds. the weather always at issue. it could actually have been warmer weather as well that contributed. we've had some analysts say that because people don't feel they have to go out and buy a coat. >> because it will never get cold again. >> except today, when it's 28 degrees. we'll see how after christmas does. internet also, it doesn't appear as online sales are up as p as anticipated. and perhaps they made up for the loss of the brick and mortar. >> you were pointing out before the show, luxury was not immune to this. you would think it would be mo
is losing ground after jumping 3%. we have sandy smith at the chicago mercantile exchange. you told us oil would hit $100. we're on our way. >> we are down with today's session. people stepped in to the oil market because it was struggling. it is still negative for the year at underperforming and crude oil is down a percent and again today the word is he'll like it did deal by the end of the year and those who do as an say it will not be right where it will be bad. we still are not talking about growing jobs so there is negative sentiment crude-oil prices down when typically during of big storm prices would go up but they're dropping because there is fear we will enter a recession and the country will struggle and they say if we enter the new year we will see higher taxes, lower home values in people struggling. it is not a good. they say that's speaker boner will cave in and we will not get a good deal. >> calls it these oil cliffhanger. >> it is rattling explaining why a trading volume was down there may be at camp saying it is a good price. exxonmobil refinery near chicago jeff? >> and
to legally carry the concealed weapon in public places. in the wake of sandy hook elementary school shooting officials decided to offer this training to educators at no extra charge. >>> it's no wonder that shoppers in one mall were really scared when a huge fight broke out. take a look at this video of shoppers running for their lives. they didn't know what was going on. mall security said about 20 people were involved in yesterday's fight. some of the customers say that they heard loud sounds. they thought maybe it was gunshots and however officials say they found no evidence of any sort of shooting at the mall. reports say that many of the stores did go into lockdown closing their metal gates when the fight started. that mall was -- did reopen a few hours later. >>> well, some heavy rains and tornadoes and snow and powerful storms have been hitting several states. >> coming audiotape look at the damage being done and the struggle for many travelers still having. people are still trying to make it home megan. >> a former university of maryland coach has passed away. we have details just ah
crop sending prices sky high. who can forget superstorm sandy. damages as high as $50 billion raising lots of questions about u.s. infrastructure and whether we should be spending money to fix it. >> number 5, china. is china slowing or leading the world? we do know choina will be the biggest economy in the world by 2020, for sure by 203. china getting more than a few mentions during the presidential campaign, probably because it's pretty clear china is both a competitor and a partner. >> number 4, europe. the european union was fractured by too much debt and the us a trty plans to fix it. that saga is far from over. >> number 3, the housing market finally bottomed out. the combination of low home prices and continued record low mortgage rates set off a building and buying spree. investors began buying entire neighborhoods but first-time buyers were also able to get a home of their own for the first time in years. as long as they had a hefty down payment. >> number 2. >> cnn projects that barack obama will be reelected president of the united states. >> the next. more than just about
a quarter of what was expected. superstorm sandy -- along with the looming fiscal cliff are being partially blamed for the decline. here in the bay area. malls were bustling again today. this time with shoppers looking to *return gifts. new at eight. kron-4's scott rates shows us the post- chirstmas shopping scene in daly city. >> it has been one return after another at this disney store. >> this pesky white elephant? >> i did not like the smell >> they were packed. >> this is $9.99 a press normally 20. >> this is from the lion king. and his entire bedroom is the lion king. >> according to the advisory electronics and jewelry increased by 0.7 percent compared to last year. it is the worst sales performance since 2008. but it does not seem like it. >> it has been incredibly busy and it feels like i am in and and farm. >> people are feeling the crowds. a spokesperson a sign that you can expect these crops for the rest of the year. in daly city, scott rates, kron 4. >> the country is inching closer to falling off the so-called "fiscal cliff" -- a series of tax hikes and spending cuts set to ta
of superstorm sandy. investors are still concerned about the looming fiscal cliff. >>> blizzard warning in up to six states. in arkansas the national guard has been called to provide ambulance service for residents. heavy snow and strong winds will lead to whiteout conditions across the ohio river valley. the heaviest snow is expected to move into western pennsylvania and new york state this afternoon. >>> hundreds of american families wanting to adopt russian children may have their dreams dashed. they have given final approval for a ban on such adoptions, seen as payback for a recently signed u.s. law imposing travel and financial restrictions on human rights abusers in russia. >>> there are six days left until the u.s. crosses over the so-called fiscal cliff. in case washington doesn't make a deal we're doing our best to get you ready. every day we're taking a look at how the fiscal cliff if we go off the fiscal cliff how that will affect you from the increase in your tax bill to planning for your retirement. today we'll focus on your portfolio. ryan mack joins me via skype from detroit. >
. >> a whale appeared in a coastal enclave of queens the was heavily damaged during super storms sandy. >> a new study shows your children are obese is best deals with in the it to the two in four years old and also those more in commany reteu a portion of the purchase price 15 or 20 percent of the neck (not. >> consumer reports recommend reviewing a retailer term policy before heading to the mall. keeping the falling in mind. if proceeds will make a transaction much easier. some stores will not accept returns without one. not all purchases made on line can be returned a store. >> some gift cards cannot be returned or will not amount to a cash refund. if items were purchased at an out that they may not be returnable. >> if an item comes with a free or bonus gift that usually has to return to. >> you might not be able to return something you paid for without the free b you did not pay for. if you got a package deal bring everything back for consumer watch i am karen cafia. >> coming up on the kron 4 morning news and the nfl have announced season's pro bowl rosters. we will tell you how
for a permanent memorial honoring the 26 victims of the sandy hook massacre. all of the flowers letters photos and teddy bears will be turned into soil and blocks to be used atz the foundation of a future memorial. dozens of people singing mazing grace as they remembered the two firefighters murdered in western new york. ♪ i once was lost but now am found ♪ >> that community coming together to honor fallen heros. the two men were shot and killed during an ex-con's christmas eve ambush. for the first time we are also hearing from those who survived the attack some firefighters. a joint statement offered the pair's gratitude for all of the prayers they have gotten. doctors have upgraded both of their conditions to satisfactory. >> oo to maine where a dive team from the police department will use sonar to search for two students who went missing last week. the 21 and 23-year-old were last seen drinking with friends near kinney bunk port earl tlir week. a cop found their bloet clothing on a small island it remains unclear how the men got to the island but there's no indication of foul play. >>
the shooting with many of her sandy hook classmates. mourners at her funeral were encourage encouraged to wear purple in her honor. her parents said sh was autistic and could not speak. she touched the lives of so many around her. they called her spirit indominable. she was ap artist. she would draw them a picture to brighten their day. she was a teacher. >> she was a mentor to her sisters. her laughter was infectious. >> at her funeral, mourners were encouraged to wear pink. the family had moved here tom utah because her father had gotten a job caring for newborns. her funeral was held in utah. >> she was an example to her are sisters, to her family and friends and now to the world about fewpurity, innocence, tray and forgiveness. we remember tonight. we will be right back. share everything. share brotherly love. share one up's. mom ? mom ? the share everything plan. lets your family share a pool of data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. get a spectrum 2 by lg for $49.99 ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. al
in the coastal enclave of queens that was heavily damaged during super storm sandy. >> a new study shows your children are obese. essentially those between the ages of two and four years old and also from lower income. this is according to new research suggested released by the cdc. researchers say the new findings suggest the obesity epidemic among the population could have passed already peaked. this the first national study that shows that these rates are starting to decline. a number of children in this population increase from 15.2% in 2003 to 14.9% in 2010. extreme obesity also dropped. >> the nfl has announced this season's pro bowl roster is in the 40 niner's lead the nfc with nine invitations. this matches last season's total includes four time honorees. all the nine players are slated to start the january 27th game except for running back frank goal or an inside linebacker navarro bowman. the nine selections come close to the most ever for the 40 niner's lead 10 players selected for the program in 1984. mayors about the madison wisconsin are making a friendly bet on the outcome of t
-atlantic, the result of hurricane sandy. nationwide, spending stalled in december with worries about the looming fiscal cliff and the tragedy in connecticut. >> we never got the christmas spirit back going running again. there were just so many distractions that were being thrown at the consumer. >> reporter: there were some bright spots. home furnishings, women's clothing and jewelry. many shoppers said the season of giving continues. >> i like giving, even to myself. >> that was john yang reporting. >>> as always, let us know why you're awake. send an e-mail to wayt waytooearly@msnbc.com and we'll read the best responses later in the show. no obscene responses. not going to read any of those. still ahead on "way too early," tim tebow is having a rough exit interview in new york, lashing out on critics who say he quit on the team after getting passed over for the third-stringer in sunday's game. that's next in sports. >>> plus, a massive aquarium bursts at a mall in china, mixing sharks with helpless shoppers. sounds like a place i was at over the weekend. we'll bring you that story and get an update
by honoring the victims of the sandy hook elementary school tragedy. this issue of the magazine is devoted to the lives they lived. to a parent, the childhood of a 6 or 7-year-old is rich beyond measure. but the incomprehensible horror and grief is for the milestones unshared. newtown is for the lives unlived and for those who lost loved ones, the sorrow is beyond capacity to know or comprehend. it will take a lifetime to work out. these issues were always popular among readers and difficult to assemble in the choice of who you select. >> it's hard to say and you do what they do. you start with lists and lists. you start months and months ago and ironically you make sure it's not a list of all the people that passed away and all the lives that were lived and unlived. we try to go over a list of people who passed away between our lead time and production time and try to match those lives to the writers and artists that work with the magazine and find ways to celebrate these lives. this issue is supposed to be a celebration of life. it's not supposed to be an acknowledgement of death. it's n
, here's the top stories for you today. people on the eastern shore who were affected by superstorm sandy are getting some much- needed help. federal government has sent more than $1 million to aid to the sandy victims there. fema says they have received hundreds of applications for assistance and they are still processing those requests. >>> joe krivak has died. he coached from 1987 to 1991. the school reports he died tuesday night. in the 1980s he worked with standouts like frank wright. he was 77 years olds. >>> a check on the weather now before you head out the door. here's meteorologist mike masco. >> 41-degrees in town and outside the beltway into the 30s. so pretty chilly morning. lots of wind out there making our real feel numbers feeling like it's into the low and middle 20s and that will be the deal today. 39 your two degree guarantee mostly cloudy skies. it's a gusty wind we have a high wind advisory for the afternoon hours. a little bit of a breeze for friday. with a blend of sunshine and clouds. and then take a look. going into saturday, and sunday morning, wintry mix of some
-to-pay tribute to the victims of the shooting. display will stay at the memorial that sprung up outside sandy hook until after the new year. afterwards officials say yimts will be turned into soil that will be used to make building blocks of a permanent memorial at the site. >> and coming up next, experts have warned about the climbing -- declining childhood obesity rates. research suggests we may be starting the year in a new direction. >> a son's christmas gift turned out to be mer than just this hat. the priceless reaction when he looked inside. >> >>> trending online today a father's priceless reaction to a christmas gift. >> yes this, is great. his son gave him a hat but real surprise came when he asked his kad to look inside of the hat. >> we're going to game! we're going to the game scla sclam -- game! >> how cute is that. look at his face. he and his son are go together bcs championship game. >> yes. they're from alabama ask tickets to the title game are hard to come by and pricey. last louance money there. cheapest ticket is nearly $1,000 dollars. >> but that look is priceless. >> ye
't manage to go to a toy store. visions of the sandy hook elementary school massacre were in her head. >> i couldn't take the shopping and seeing all the little kids 5-year-olds, 6-year-olds, particularly saddens me. >> reporter: she bought gift cards instead and none of the extra stuff she might have been found being in stores. december retail is a bummer in the news and stores. >> this is not at all a good holiday season for the retailer. >> reporter: it could have been for the customer. >> 495. our price is 179 and an additional 10% now. >> reporter: and no one is buying it? >> not yet. >> reporter: this shop slashed prices as retailers did all over the country. still, it was not a good christmas for her nor most others. >> it started out all right and it just dropped off about a week ago. >> reporter: that's when it should have been booming. as it turned out this was the worst season since the country was mired in recession 2008. sales were up fractionally. expectations were up 3 to 4%. >> the controversy around this "fiscal cliff" kicked in and people started feeling more fearful, cons
their respects to the shooting victims at sandy hook elementary school. residents yesterday took turns monitoring candles that had been lit on christmas eve, one candle for each of the vils. >>> this los angeles today, gun owners could swap weapons for groceries. gun owners were asked to come with unloaded weapons in the trunks of their vehicles in exchange for a $100 gift certificate for groceries. they got a $200 gift certificate if they turned in a so-called assault weapon of the buy-back program happens in the spring but was moved up this year because of the school shooting in connecticut. >> a newspaper that covers two counties north of new york city is at the sfr of a controversy after it posted a map online showing the names and addresses of handgun permit holders. on sunday, the journal news published interactive maps of westchester and rockland counties showing information about pistol and revolver permit holders. critics say it puts supporters in danger. opponents say it will show you neighbors are armed and were not not. >>> the day after christmas around the country was a rough day fo
. >> a little bit of a depressed mood in the country because of the sandy hook incident. two, i think there's a lot of apprehension about the future of our economy because of the fiscal cliff. and three, people are very good about waiting for those bargains. >> reporter: some are still waiting tonight. they're on the look out for the best after christmas sales. >>> those lackluster holiday sales and jitters over the fiscal cliff brought stocks down today. the dow dropped 24 points. >>> the fiscal cliff is weighing on the minds of consumers. coming up in 16 minutes, why political insiders believe washington will allow the country to go over the cliff before making a deal. >>> san francisco police are asking the public to take a closer look at three shoplifting suspects. investigators say on december 20. three women went into two stores near san francisco. the women put goods in their own bags and walked out of the stores, and apparently handed off the goods. >> we believe these women may have been involved in other burglary thefts of retail stores throughout the bay area. >> police arrested
of blows including blizzards and hurricane sandy. major events that can keep shoppers away. the bay area was spared disasters and was boosted by good economic news. higher median home prices and low unemployment. >> i would anticipate that certainly the bay area retail sales will be significantly above the national average. >> reporter: the executive director of santa clara university retail management institute. with national numbers showing the slowest growth in four years retail chains may pull back plans to expand. could impact hiring. retailers like consumers are also waiting to see if washington can resolve the impasse on a tax and budget plan. >> when there is that uncertainty they will be more are conservative in investments and inventory and new store growth. we are certainly going to have indications of what direction we are going i would think in the next few weeks. hopefully in the next few days. >> reporter: uncertainty among retailers can have a ripple effect on other sectors of the economy. next month is when toymakers for example start hawking new lines for next christmas
francisco is getting ready. >>> the u.s. senate approved $16 million in aid to victims of hurricane sandy. republicans said the bill included too much money for unrelated aid projects and tried to institute a measure with half the funding. the bill now moves to the house of representatives who reconvenes on sunday. there's no word if the bill will be considered before the current house session ends. >>> for the second time a man has been killed in new york after someone pushed him in front of an oncoming train. it happened late last night in a station in queens. now police are looking for a woman who witnesses say was sitting on a bench before shoving the 46-year-old man on to a track. witnesses say the two had no contract prior to the incident. >>> in singapore, an indian woman died today two days after she was gang raped and beaten in new dell delhi. the 23-year-old victim was taken to singapore for medical treatment but despite their best efforts they could not save her. >>> in the philippines the death toll rose to 11 after a typhoon that hit the area last week. the storm destroyed r
. if that sounds familiar, it was one of the areas leveled by hurricane sandy. and a phi sparked by the storm, the 50-foot long whale is believed to be a female hump back. experts say the likelihood of it surviving isn't good. the whale appears to be very skinny and weak. >>> lathis afternoon, the late daniel inouye's successor will be appointed. brian schatz will fill the seat. he's flying to d.c. with president obama. he was widely expecteded to appoint colleen hanabusa to take over. before his death, inouye appointed her to take over. >>> there's a plan being considered in one state. >>> plus, a day at the office with one of the richest men in the world. a look at what's on warren buffett's desk. that's just ahead. when you have diabetes... your doctor will say get smart about your weight. i tried weight loss plans... but their shakes aren't always made for people with diabetes. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. and they have six grams of sugars. with fifteen grams of protein to help ma
the northeast and mid-atlantic. the impact zone of hurricane sandy is where we saw the weakest growth of the year. >> reporter: the season of giving looked a lot more like the season of giving back. >> i got a jacket from my girlfriend that was slightly too big. so i returned it and got back $71 back and the size i wanted. >> reporter: 10% of all gifts are headed straight back to the store. electronics can be some of the toughest. often with only a 15-day return window. many other items can go back 30 or even 90 days later. so analysts warn that many now require an i.d. between now and new years, some amazing deals out there. we found a 50-inch tv on sale for just $399. computers at costco up to $500 off and discounts up to 50% to 70% off at many, many stores. neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> so brandi, you told us yesterday you were going shopping today to get some stuff on your way back to l.a. did you get anything? >> you know what? oh, look at that. i didn't buy anything. the stores were a lot less crowded. same sales as on christmas weekend. it was a waste of time. it was no
ravaged by super storm sandy. the whale was alive but severely emancipated. >> the well later drifted away at high tide and offshore again thursday morning. >> let's take a live look outside a lot of sunshine in very light traffic here of the san mateo bridge. welcome back. new this morning the number of law- enforcement officers died in the line of duty is down. one to 27 federal, state and local offices and died while performing their duties so far this year. >> there were one under 65 deaths last year and 154 in 2010. >> the majority of officers and got rid of big of a traffic accident or shot. >> taxes at the eyes of our debt at 10, followed by georgia with eight, and maryland and colorado both weeks 6. >> the victim of a brutal gang rape in new delhi has arrived in singapore for additional medical treatment, after her condition worsened. >> with a to a bureau of attack in a new delhi bus last week. >> police have arrested six suspects. direct sparked widespread protests in government panel will be assembled to look into the crime as does ways to improve save the. >> the south africa's
prices sky high. who could forget superstorm sandy. neighborhoods swept away, millions without power and damages as high as $50 billion, raising lots of questions about u.s. infrastructure and whether we should be spending some money to fix it. >> number five, china. is china slowing, or is china leading the world? we do know that china will be the biggest economy in the world by 2020, for sure by 2030. >> china. >> china. >> china. >> china. >> china getting more than a few mentions during the presidential campaign probably because it's pretty clear that china is both a competitor and a partner. >> number four, europe. the european union was fractured by too much debt and the austerity plans to fix it. that saga is far from over.er t market. low price bottomed out set off a building and buying spree. they ended up buying entire neighborhoods but first-time buyers were able to get a home for the first time in years as long as they had a hefty down payment. >> number two. >> cnn predicts president obama will be elected president of the united states sniet was more about socialism and
billion season. the problem is spending polls track might be off. superstorm sandy hid the regions of the country where we saw the biggest dropoff in spending in that period between october 28th and dec. 20 fourth. there were some rebounds. shopping came back in the last part of holiday shopping season until christmas eve but it was not sufficient to get back on track to what everyone expected. dennis: thank you. with weaker than expected retail numbers we will be heading into a recession next year. shibani: jim laventhol says in many ways yes, but it won't be a disaster. welcome to the show. you heard what adam said, that the consumer which accounts for 70% of the gdp, spending, they are pulling back and pulled back this year and during holiday shopping season. how close are we to start getting into this talk of getting into recession again? >> we're pretty close by i appreciate your pudding a qualifier that we don't have to go into a panic. there are a couple reasons for that. if you look at the stock market which is mainly where people place risk bets on growing their assets it
for a permanent memorial honoring the 26 victims of the sandy hook massacre. all the flowers, letters, photos, teddy bears, all of those things around newtown will be turned into soil and blocks to be used in foundation of a future memorial. >>> all right. this video will have you thinking twice next time you park illegally. a town in russia writes more than just tickets, people. they don't mess around. they move your car with a crane. just picking it up with a claw and taking it out somewhere. it's clucked out and dumped into this truck and taken to siberia. [ laughter ] >> kelly: oh, man. >> clayton: you're going to have scratches on the top 6 your car, i'm sure. >> juliet: if it's taken in a truck, that's bye-bye. >> kelly: we got more to discuss. we're getting a look this morning at president obama boarding air force one and leaving hawaii after spending a few days there for his christmas vacation. the president is in the air right now, we understand, heading back to washington with just five days until we fall off the fiscal cliff. doug, who was in hawaii with the president this past --
in 2006, including most recently kids hit hard by superstorm sandy. we have the grinch with us, along with 12-year-old tyler, you are noel, miles over there, and kennedy. welcome to all of you. good to see you all and grinch, good to have you here. >> thank you, a pleasure to be here. >> you talk like that all the time? >> oh, yes i do. >> excellent. these kids are all local, from around the area. >> yes. >> you're from? >> hooville. >> of course you are. tell me about this foundation and what you've done with it. >> this foundation is incredible with madison square garden, the garden of dreams foundation is working to create experiences and dreams for children facing obstacles in their lives, whether it be a book drive or appearances with celebrities such as yours truly, we create dreams. >> we appreciate that. noel, you faced some obstacles in your life. do you mind if i tell our viewers about some of them? >> no, i don't mind. >> you have dealt with rheumatoid arthritis, gau coma and uvitis and turret's syndr e syndrome. >> this has given me so many opportunities that you only you
are operatings on a one-hour delay currently. jon: didn't this same area get hit pretty hard by sandy a few months ago? they must have have a lot work to do? misery on top of more misery. >> reporter: you're absolutely right about that. governor andrew cuomo is warning power companies to be on their toes because of this they were criticized with the slow response to get the power cut back on. many residents in the dark and the told for a couple of weeks. the governor activated his emergency operations center in the state of new york as the upper portions of the state were expected to get a whole lot of snow but for the kids at home, i will mess up my goldloves here. they're not making the best snowballs. jon: really? i thought it was, she has a good arm. >> reporter: i think i sprayed my photographer in the face a little bit with my fancy new gloves. jon: is that hat, a fox news issued hat? that is proper equipment for this weather. >> reporter: called, keeping you warm. jon: should have told the assignment desk you wanted to go to miami. >> reporter: next time yeah. pack up a bikini instea
power center and companies criticized for the response following superstorm sandy that they need to be on their toes. gregg: anna kooiman, live just north of scranton, pennsylvania. thank you very much. patti ann: unfortunately this is the just the beginning for the northeast. winter storm warnings still in effect for most of that region as well as michigan. according to flightware.com, more than 1700 flights were canceled yesterday and more than 350 flights nationwide have been already canceled today. gregg: we are getting word from a spokesman for former president h.w. bush saying mr. bush has been moved now to intensive care. he is in guarded condition. he is 88 years old and the former president has been hospitalized in houston since november 23rd. bronchitis and a lingering cough. we'll get a live report on his condition later on in the newscast. patti ann: those are just some of the many stories we're following this morning in "america's newsroom." still to come a new battle over the president's health care law and the supreme court's latest ruling against one of america's
factor, a spending poll says superstorm sandy hit sales in the mid-atlantic region in early november. after-christmas spending should help a bit, but the impact is limited because a lot of people using gift cards and making returns. the national retail federation says we typically return $60 billion worth of merchandise after christmas, so early indications seem to show that holiday sales are looking like the rest of the economy, growing but not outstanding. joe? >> alison kosik. >>> as it comes to a close, we remember 2012 as a year of surprises. a south korean rapper gets newfound fame thanks to youtube and rihanna and chris brown back together again? cnn's top ten showbiz stories of the year are just ahead. i spend long hours with her checking her heart rate, administering her medication, and just making her comfortable. one night britta told me about a tradition in denmark, "when a person dies," she said, "someone must open the window so the soul can depart." i smiled and squeezed her hand. "not tonight, britta. not tonight." [ female announcer ] to nurses everywhere, thank you,
being up. all of a sudden then, we had the impacts of sandy, a tragedy up in newtown, connecticut, and just a lot of other factors that just put a damper on the season. >> so, it is fair to say that it started better than it ended now. >> it started better than it ended. there was a lot of excitement around black friday. i mean it was almost like the super bowl. they have all this advertising, drag people out, it's the biggest event of the year come shopping, and then week after that we had the pro bowl. there was no excitement. there was no reason to come out shopping. so big bang, but it kind of waned as we went into the season. >> how much of the season is in the books now? i mean, what's still left to happen? >> there's a couple of big days still coming. i think this weekend is a big weekend as people redeem gift cards, go into the stores, exchange items for what they're looking for. hopefully get that add-on sale and people start to take advantage of the clearance sale, i would say, though, 95% of it is in the books. we've probably got some strong days ahead of us, though, th
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